Since 1967, more than 150 alumni business leaders have been recognized by the Broad College for career and personal achievements with Outstanding Alumni, Young Alumni and Lifetime Alumni Achievement awards. The 2010-2011 recipients are:
Lifetime Alumni Achievement
Susan Unger (BA Economics ’72) is the retired CIO at Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler. An influential leader in the automotive and IT industries, she served on numerous boards and commissions including the Broad College Alumni Association Board, where she was president, and on the Campaign for MSU Committee. She is a past recipient of the Broad Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, the MSU Alumni Service Award, and is a member of the MSU Snyder Society.
Outstanding Alumni Achievement
David Cosper (BA, MBA Financial Administration ‘77, ‘78) is vice chairman and CFO of Sonic Automotive. Cosper spent much of his career with Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit, serving as vice president and treasurer of Ford Motor Credit and executive director of corporate finance at Ford Motor Company. He is a past member and president of the Broad College Alumni Association, a past recipient of the MSU Alumni Service Award, and a member of the MSU Hannah Society.
Erik Qualman (BA Marketing ‘94) is an author/educator. His book, “Socialnomics” was a #1 bestseller, translated into Chinese, Portuguese, German, Korean, and Japanese. Qualman is sought out often as a speaker and commentator, discussing the impact of digital trends. He was the keynote speaker for the MBA Broadlink Conference and Reunion in September 2010.
Young Alumni Achievement
Sam Hogg (MBA ’08) is CEO and founder of the eco-gift card site GiftZip.com. GiftZip aggregates retailers to offer instant gift cards and a direct link to the point of sale on the retailer’s website. He conceived the business idea as a Supply Chain Management student, and launched the business using his own funds soon after graduation.